Abundance: A High Calling?

Over at The High Calling, Charity Craig looks at the high calling of abundance: “You’re always so positive,” people often used to say to me. One of my doctors likes to tell me how shocked he was when shortly after he met me, paralyzed and lying in a hospital bed, I told him that the [Read More...]

Bodies Matter (For More Reasons Than You Might Think)

There’s a lot of talk these days about the importance of re-learning to work by hand, to make things, and to experience the kind of learning that we only experience through our bodies (instead of, say, through our computer screens). On this topic, I highly recommend Matthew Crawford’s wonderful, readable little book Shop Class as Soulcraft. Over [Read More...]

On Moving and Dislocation

Ask any New Yorker what their least favorite activity is – ask nearly anyone - and “moving” will come up pretty high on the list. All that packing and hunting and handing over money and resettling is rough. It’s not just the work, though: it’s the feeling of rootlessness that comes from not having a home, from [Read More...]

What It Means to Be Here

My father passed away suddenly, almost seven years ago, not long after his forty-seventh birthday, due to complications from an aggressive form of leukemia. I miss him every day, but one of the things I wish I’d had time to do was hear more of his stories. Though on paper his life looks fairly conventional–grew [Read More...]


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